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Drawings, engraved plates, printed excerpts, etc. of tobacco interest from the 18th and 19th century, especially assembled for George Arents, Jr.

Collection Data

The George Arents Collection on Tobacco, the product of over one hundred years of collecting by George Arents and a succession of curators, is a comprehensive collection on the history, literature, and lore of tobacco. Over the years, the collection has grown to include books and manuscripts in more than twenty languages, as well as prints, drawings, and ephemera. Although the collection is devoted to tobacco and includes almost every important work dealing with the subject, it also contains many historical, literary, and artistic works in which tobacco appears only incidentally.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 - 2000 (Approximate)
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents 3245
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 65049f20-c646-012f-ad1a-58d385a7bc34
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